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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 3KewlChix, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. 3KewlChix

    3KewlChix New Egg

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    Well I know I am probably spoiling the babies already,but how soon can I start adding treats to my chickies diet (or adding new foods to the starter crumbles?) What are some good ''starter foods'' and how soon should I begin with grit/oyster shells?
     
  2. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    You can offer chick grit, or fine sand in a seperate container for your chicks once you start introducing them to treats. Oyster shell isn't needed until your birds start laying. Oyster shell is used to supply your hens with calcium to produce harder shelled eggs.

    A good starter treat is a hard boiled egg. It is a good source of protein for chicks.

    Good luck!
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2013

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